Originally Posted by Schultz
What's the difference, it's still a newspaper that's NOT from NY. Bigjack we can't win. If It was a NY paper that this article came from then the writer would be accused of being a homer. The Patriot Ledger was and still is a Quincy paper that covers Boston, not NY, sports.
I think back in those days guys did not fight as much because they all or 95% of them were more complete players, meaning that they fought last and played hockey first - they had a reall love affair with the game as they were all reall blue collar type guys with I think it is fair to say more respect for the overall game rather than this infantile approach where there are designated, puffed up, goons/brainless wonders on skates - Fotiu would have been fine in any era - not only was he a great respected fighter but his ferocious open ice checking made him a real "terror" - forget about the ole one-two - this guy could and did put people into next week with his full-speed hitting/boarding - downright frightening